Deputy Sheriff Josh Mitchell
Reagan County Sheriff’s Office, Texas
End of Watch: Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: 808
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: August 1, 2012
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available
Agency Contact Information
Reagan County Sheriff’s Office
320 North Plaza Avenue
Big Lake, TX 76932
Phone: (325) 884-2424
Deputy Sheriff Josh Mitchell was shot and killed as he and other officers searched for a suspect in Big Lake, Texas, shortly after 6:00 pm.
The suspect was encountered in the 1100 block of Main Street and he opened fire on Deputy Mitchell, fatally wounding him. Deputy Mitchell succumbed to his wounds while being transported to a hospital in San Angelo.
The suspect barricaded himself in a nearby home and remains at large.
Deputy Mitchell is survived by his wife.
BIG LAKE – A Reagan County Sheriff’s Deputy has died after a shooting in Big Lake.
Texas DPS PIO Sparky Dean tells NewsWest 9, just after 6 p.m. law enforcement officers were searching for a suspect in Big Lake.
The suspect was located near the 1100 block of Main Street where a law enforcement officer was shot.
NewsWest 9 has confirmed that Reagan County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Mitchell was shot and later died while being transported to a San Angelo Hospital.
The suspect, who shot Mitchell, has barricaded himself inside a home near 12th and Main.
Law enforcement officers have surrounded the home and are currently negotiating with the suspect.
NewsWest 9 has a crew on the scene and we will keep you up to date as more information becomes available.